• Climate change challenge for young poets

    Saturday, March 25, 2017

    Those aged up to 25 years are being challenged by the Young Poets Network to write, film or speak a poem about our changing world and climate change.

  • BBC seeks the authors of tomorrow

    Saturday, March 25, 2017

    The BBC Young Writers' Award 2017 is open for submissions and is looking for stories up to 1,000 words from young people aged 14 to 18. The closing date is 21 April.

  • Elephants, magic and Bigfoot!

    Saturday, March 25, 2017

    We have sets of three exciting adventure stories to give away from publisher Chicken House, including The Elephant Thief (Jane Kerr), The Boy Who Went Magic (AP Winter), and Bigfoot, Tobin and Me (Melissa Savage).

  • Writing competition for budding script writers

    Saturday, March 25, 2017

    Fancy the idea of script writing as a career? Or do you just enjoy writing your own stories? Here's a great competition from First News to write a short monologue or dialogue.

  • Scarlet and Ivy giveaway!

    Saturday, March 25, 2017

    We have two sets of the Scarlet and Ivy books to give away, to celebrate the release of the fourth book in the detective series - Scarlet and Ivy: The Lights Under the Lake.

  • Make a Picture Book Competition

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    We are inviting children and young people aged four to 18 years to create their own picture book. The prize for the creator of the winning picture book is a free author event and 50 printed copies of the winning book!

  • ReadingZone Picture Book Competition

    Sunday, March 19, 2017

    We are challenging those aged four to 13 years to make a picture book - and you'll have the chance to win some great prizes! The competition closes on Saturday 29th April.

  • A 'Little Rebels' book list

    Sunday, March 19, 2017

    The Little Rebels Children's Book Award has shared its submissions' list for this year's award. Their children's fiction prize (0-12 years) recognises children's fiction which promotes social justice or social equality, challenges stereotypes or is informed by anti-discriminatory concerns.